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Who Will Be a Neighbour to the Earth?


Who Will Be a Neighbour to the Earth?

In what is set to be a landmark event in the history of environmental action in Aotearoa, the Auckland Diocese of the Anglican Church will be deciding whether to divest its funds from the fossil fuel industry at its annual Synod, 5th-7th September.

Over the next 60 days, other Anglican Dioceses around the country will also be voting on this crucial issue.

To make the case for divestment ahead of the upcoming Synods, a public event is being hosted by St Paul’s Anglican Church, Symonds Street, Auckland on Sunday, 1 Sept 2013 at 1.30pm.

Auckland Synod representatives have been invited to attend, and a general invitation has been extended to interested members of the public and to the media.

At the public forum, four eminent speakers will argue that divesting is the right thing to do from the perspectives of theology, climate science, social justice, and ethical investing.

The featured speakers are:
• Ian McInnes (CEO, TEAR Fund New Zealand)
• Rod Oram (Business Journalist and Commentator)
• James Renwick (IPCC 2007 Contributing Author, Associate Professor of Physical Geography, Victoria University of Wellington)
• Matheson Russell (Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, The University of Auckland)

Event details:
1.30pm-2.30pm, Sunday 1 Sept 2013.
St Paul’s Church, 28 Symonds St, Auckland.

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